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5/5 MLB DFS: Calling our shot with a Kris Bryant HR

5/5 MLB DFS: Calling our shot with a Kris Bryant HR
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MLB Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 5th, 2015 – Kris Bryant is a top DFS value play

Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem”, “dinkpiece” and “thenumbersguy”. Each day throughout the MLB season our daily MLB scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. The goal of our analysis is to help you improve consistency and become a better player long-term.

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Weather: Once again, the ARI-COL game is in danger. There are a few other minor concerns outside of that game. Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.

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Top Play:

Evan Gattis (HOU) – While the Astros disappointed us big time last night, they are once again a team to target, carrying a team total approaching five, which puts them right in line with the two teams playing in Coors Field for the highest expected scoring team on the night. Gattis has immense upside as the team’s cleanup hitter and best power hitting “catcher” in the league. He has a career .235 ISO and when looking at his splits against just southpaws the ISO jumps up to .247 and is accompanied by a .354 wOBA. Just like yesterday, Gattis will face a well below average LHP. ZiPS projects Wandy Rodriguez to be awful (5.04 ERA, 1.56 HR/9) and through two starts the soft tossing LHP has walked as many batters as he has struck out, as he’s been unable to generate swing and misses or get opposing hitters to chase.

Value Play:

Brian McCann (NYY) – McCann and Gattis rank as similar per dollar values in our model, but McCann’s cheaper price tag may make it easier to lock in the values you want at other positions. He won’t have the friendly short porch in right but Toronto is still a hitter friendly environment. Most importantly, McCann and the entire Yankee team will have big time HR upside against the fly ball oriented Estrada, who is neither built to pitch in the AL East nor this ballpark specifically. Daniel Norris‘ struggles have pushed Estrada from the bullpen to the rotation, and since 2012 he’s allowed 1.44 HR/9 to LHBs.

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